US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,045

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,045

Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman

Lenny Denham, 22, left, of Baton Rouge, La., with 2nd Platoon, Charlie Battery, 3rd Battalion, 321 Field Artillery Regiment out of Fort Bragg, N.C., prepares to load a 155mm round into a 777 Howitzer canon during a firing mission at insurgents Friday, July 8, 2011 at Forward Operating Base Bostick in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Associated Press

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 29 at 6:31 PM

As of Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at least 2,045 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is two less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.

At least 1,706 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 118 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is five more than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 18,215 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

—Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven, 38, of Plainwell, Mich., died Jan. 20 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device on Dec. 15, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan; assigned to the 32nd Transportation Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

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http://www.defense.gov/news/

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